Sadananda Gowda new K'taka CM; BSY camp starts celebrations

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Yeddyurappa and Sadananda Gowda
Bangalore, Aug 3: With the selection of Sadananda Gowda as the new Karnataka Chief Minister, former CM BS Yeddyurappa who resigned after the controversial Lokayukta report that indicted him over illegal minig scam, once again proved his power in BJP party in the state. See Sadananda Gowda's complete Profile.

Soon after his resignation, BS Yeddyurappa, the first BJP chief minister in south India, asked BJP high command to appoint Sadanada Gowda as his successor. But BJP high command and some of the state leaders including Jagadish Shettar, Ananth Kumar, Ashoka, Acharya were against it and said that the party will not bend for BSY. It lead to political instability in the state as majority of the MLAs openly supported Yeddyurappa.

Later, BJP high command decided to conduct secret poll to avoid more fight among its MLAs. Soon after the legislative party meeting, BJP MLAs casted their 'secret' votes to elect the new Karnataka CM. The final front-runners for the post were Jagadish Shettar and BSY loyalist Sadananda Gowda.

According to unconfirmed reports, out of the 112 MLAs who voted for their leader, Gowda won only by a slim majority of 63 votes with rival Jagdish Shettar managing to get 55 votes.

DV Sadananda Gowda is the President of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of Karnataka. He represents Udupi Chikmagalur constituency in Karnataka. With a degree in Science and Law, Gowda was active as the District General Secretary of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

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